Activity: Worry Box
Levels: All Staff, Elementary, Middle, High
At times, we may feel controlled by anxious thoughts and helpless in stopping them. A great activity for students and adults struggling with anxiety is to create a “worry box”. The box serves as a place to keep your worries. Write the worry on a piece of paper and place it in a box to be addressed at a later time. This helps provide a sense of control over the anxiety. You may set aside a certain time of day to talk about the fears. When you no longer feel the need to address a particular worry, rip the paper up and throw in the garbage, which is a therapeutic activity in itself.